Illustrated Cities

Services: Illustration, Hand-Lettering, Editorial Illustration, Design

Illustrated maps and city guides of New York, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Minneapolis, and New Orleans
 

Hand-drawn, hand-lettered, original illustrated maps and guides to cities and their neighborhoods – from New Orleans to Boston, Atlanta to Chicago, and Minneapolis to New York City.

Over several years, I've researched and developed a series of city maps with historical and cultural guides to communities across the nation. This has been a fascinating project to work on: seeing a city not through the lens of a traditional wayfinding –or even necessarily geographically helpful – system but one that maps the community based on the people and places that make it distinct and memorable.

Each map features rough, pen-and-ink line work with a single pop of one spot color. While each functions as a distinct unit (please click to view the full project!), I am proud of how they also operate as a full set: an expanding, artful atlas that I'm continuing to build.

 
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New Orleans with Neenah

An illustrated neighborhood guide of the Big Easy, with neighborhood maps to introduce you to destinations, restaurants, music and more from the French Quarter to Frenchmen Street and beyond.

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Neenah Presents Atlanta

An illustrated history of the Empire State of the South, with maps and guides to popular destinations around Atlanta’s neighborhoods.

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The Village Voice, “Five Boroughs, No Waiting”

Illustrated maps for Village Voice’s cover story “New York by New Yorkers: A Local’s Guide to the City’s Neighborhoods from Art & Activism to Bodegas & Biryani.”

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Neenah Presents Chicago

An illustrated guide of the Windy City, featuring seven maps of how to experience Chicago for designers, sightseers, pizza enthusiasts and more.

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New York Magazine, Holiday Maps

Interactive, hand-drawn maps that follow seven of New York’s friends and staff around the city as they share their favorite holiday destinations and shops to celebrate the season.


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Neenah Presents Boston

An illustrated guide of the Hub of the Universe, featuring a full map of Boston and illustrations of its history of architecture, culture, and design.

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Neenah Presents Minneapolis

An illustrated guide to the land of ten thousand lakes, featuring hand-drawn neighborhood maps around Minneapolis.

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Neenah, Future Classics: Atlanta Food Maps

As part of the Future Classics promotion showcasing seven emerging artists around the nation, the Atlanta on 30,000 Calories illustrated food guide is a neighborhood tour for a week in the Big Peach.

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